What are ballot proposals?
There are five proposals on the ballot this fall regarding proposed changes to the New York State Constitution.
Voters will vote “Yes” or “No” on each of these proposals. If a majority of New Yorkers vote “Yes,” then these changes will go into effect.
Why are they on the ballot?
These proposed amendments are on the ballot because they have been passed by the State Legislature (State Senate and State Assembly) in two consecutive terms. Now it is up to New York voters to decide whether or not to accept them.
You can find in this Voter Guide the official text that will appear on the ballot, summaries of each proposal, and descriptions of what will change if they pass. To help voters see arguments on both sides of every issue, we collected pro and con statements on each proposal from NYC Voters and civic organizations.
Proposals at a glance
Question 1: The Redistricting Process
This proposal would reform the redistricting process that determines representation across the state.Proposal Details
Question 2: Right to Clean Air, Clean Water, and a Healthful Environment
This proposal would provide the right to clean air, clean water, and a healthful environment to all New Yorkers.Proposal Details
Question 3: Same-Day Voter Registration
This proposal would allow the State Legislature to pass new laws that give New Yorkers more time to register to vote.Proposal Details
Question 4: No-Excuse Absentee Voting
This proposal would allow the State Legislature to pass new laws that give more New Yorkers the option to vote by mail without providing an excuse.Proposal Details
Question 5: Jurisdiction of the New York City Civil Court
This proposal would allow NYC Civil Courts to hear and decide claims up to $50,000 instead of $25,000.Proposal Details
About the Voter Guide
This Voter Guide is produced by the New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB) to help city voters make informed choices at the polls. The CFB creates an online Guide for every city election. This Guide lists all the candidates who were expected to be on the ballot at the time of publication.